Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Ultimate Response to "the Chinese Professor"

One unfortunate aspect of tough economic times is that the fear and anxiety that people feel can be exploited with appeals to tribalism.  For example, a group called "citizens against government waste" has been pushing a right-wing political agenda with this ad:

There are any number of substantive flaws in the ad's argument I could point out, but I could not hope to respond better than this hilarous parody, from Taiwan's Next Media Animation:

That comes to my attention via James Fallows (see also his post on the original ad).

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